Category: LetterMiner

Call for LetterMiner iOS Testers

The iOS version of LetterMiner is ready for external testing. If you would like to test LetterMiner, read this post and follow the application instructions. System Requirements An iOS device running iOS 9 or 10. Application Instructions Go to the Contact page. Click the Send Email button. In the email you send, tell me your …

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Profiling Helps

I recently noticed a performance issue when playing LetterMiner on an iPad 3. When I tapped multiple letter tiles quickly, there was a delay before highlighting the tapped tiles. Why was there a delay? I profiled the game on the iPad 3 using the Time Profiler instrument in Instruments, Apple’s developer tool for profiling iOS …

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LetterMiner Leaderboards

When I was writing about my adventures with Game Center, I forgot to mention the Game Center leaderboards I created for LetterMiner. Currently there are three leaderboards. The main leaderboard shows the highest level you reached in the game. I went with highest level reached instead of high score because each level has a point …

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Game Center Achievements on Hold

After struggling with adding support for Game Center achievements to LetterMiner, I have decided to stop for now. I realized most of what I wanted to do with achievements I could do with leaderboards. As an example I wanted to have achievements for reaching certain levels, such as reaching Level 5 or Level 10. A …

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Game Center Adventures

It’s been a while since I posted an update on Letter Miner. I’m currently working on adding Game Center support to LetterMiner. I never used Game Center before, let alone programmed for it, so it’s taking longer to release a new update. Leaderboards I have created two Game Center leaderboards for LetterMiner. The first leaderboard …

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